Alan mastered the craft of designing and producing stained glass art at the Glasgow School of Art and is co-founder of ‘Slow Dazzle’, an art collective making contemporary stained glass. Alan and Slow Dazzle partner, Ryan King, are based in the Cara Glass studio. His debut song, combined the powerful lyrics of a speech by Jello Biafra with a clever beat and won credits on both Radio 1 and NME.
An accomplished songwriter and music producer, Alan has performed with a number of bands in the Glasgow music scene. Alan studied sound engineering and is a sought-after studio technician.
Greenock-based Ryan spent seven years as a drummer and song-writer in the Scottish indie band My Latest Novel (Bella Union Records). My Latest Novel toured internationally and received critical acclaim for their first two studio albums Wolves and Deaths and Entrances. Ryan has developed his passion for stained glass and art, studying at Glasgow School Of Art. He has gained invaluable experience working and learning from Alec Galloway in his stained Glass studio in Greenock over the last two years. His grandfather worked in the sugar industry and he used his family history and experience to make sound work for Absent Voices.